He found himself caught by the cynical tone, the bitterness that he had never seen her expose.
…. motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity.
Low on the southern horizon, the night’s second moon peered through a thin dust haze—an unbelieving moon that looked at him with a cynical light.
The Duke turned, faced his son, revealing dark circles beneath hard eyes, a cynical twist of mouth.
Through it all, he had sensed the edge of cynicism in her—he knew her so well!—but nothing could stop this thing that had begun with a morsel of food.
And she felt a cynical bitterness at what she had done.
By the time of Shaddam IV, while they were still formidable, their strength had been sapped by overconfidence, and the sustaining mystique of their warrior religion had been deeply undermined by cynicism.